Public Health Practices

Partners create a healthcare system to meet the needs of uninsured during H1N1 surge

An Oregon coalition worked with healthcare systems to provide free phone triage, antiviral prescriptions, and clinic visits for uninsured people during H1N1.

Pharmacy student administers flu shot

Nursing and pharmacy students are trained to provide immunizations to high-risk adults at free clinics

Oregon created training videos for nursing and pharmacy students providing flu vaccine at free clinics.

Local health departments and community organizations work with paramedics to provide flu vaccine to homebound individuals

Oregon counties worked with paramedics to bring H1N1 vaccine to homebound people and people with disabilities.

One-page 'Mitigation Menu' created during H1N1 simplified communications and gave agencies current countermeasure recommendations

Oregon developed a menu of influenza mitigation options to help agencies, healthcare providers, and schools make emergency decisions.

Yamhill County launched mass vaccination campaign for school-age children

An Oregon county used a hotline and multilingual materials to schedule school vaccination clinics during H1N1.

Regional multidisciplinary group develops H1N1 response policies to bridge the gap between public health and healthcare

An Oregon healthcare coalition developed regional hospital and Strategic National Stockpile policies during H1N1.

Training program and exercise helps provide risk communication to underserved communities

An Oregon county developed a training program and exercise for communicating with underserved community members during a disaster.

Push Partner Registry

The Push Partner Registry (PPR) is a five-county public health partnership with community-based organizations to dispense medications to at-risk populations during an emergency. The intent of the registry is to create a comprehensive database of regional private partners and community-based organizations that serve at-risk populations and are willing to serve as a private point-of-dispensing (POD) site during an emergency.

Pandemic Flu and You: Information to Help You Prepare

Pandemic Flu and You is a comprehensive and well-organized web site that provides public education on pandemic influenza. The information emphasizes personal preparedness and the needs of special populations and is geared toward schools, businesses, daycare facilities, and faith-based or community organizations.

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